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Some exciting things have been unfolding, which is why I haven’t been posting much.

My friend and collaborator, Rosalie Robison, came for a week’s visit and we worked on updating some songs off of the Patchwork Blue album, and on three new songs for an upcoming EP! I have been working hard to build upon the basic structure of these three songs.

I found a blank art wall at a local library branch and hung 10 art pieces there where they will hang in public view through the first of January!

I ordered some business cards, and post cards for a book signing I started to organize which has turned into a sort of poetry reading thing called The Word Garden, and I’m not sure what that’s going to end up being like, but I’m really hoping it’s not just me sitting in a room reading poetry aloud to myself while sadly strumming a guitar.

I just sold another book on Amazon today, so that’s very encouraging!!

I’ve been doing odd jobs here and there to try and make ends meet while avoiding taking a real job, but I may have to try and get some seasonal work to make it through the next few months. This is frustrating when I feel so close to being able to generate some income from the projects and creative works, but it is a common obstacle when building presence and generating sales on several fronts.

I voted.

I’ve played some open mics.

I’ve written a new single I’m very excited about and trying to finish up the production of that.

November is here and it’s a historically difficult month. This is why I hung my paintings to share out there in the world. Maybe someone else who is having a rough month or two through the holidays will gain some comfort from them. I was surprised how sad I became when I went to leave the library after having hung the paintings on the wall.

Thank you for reading.

Hope your November has some moments of joy and peace.

Appreciate you!

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Art Works For Sale

I am just getting over a bout of Covid

Tired days

Slogging ways

Chronic condition visits

Unwelcome not unexpected

Missed work

Shuffled responsibilities

But I have art

I have poetry

There is joy in this quietude

Peace in solitude

I have listed some artworks for sale

More will be posted this week

I am clear coating them today

In the corner of my house

Thank you for your presence

Your kind words and encouragement

Energy levels rising every day

The birds sing

And the sun shines

Life continues

Each dawn a gift

Link is Here

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The music plays lightly from the speakers on the desk

It’s not too loud and something soothing and familiar

Small, fold down table laden with brushes in a coffee mug

Mason jar tinted blue with an inch of water waiting

The thrill uncapping colors

A canvas laid out before me

I meant to stay, but I tumbled

Color swirled

Brushes brushed

A flower, a tree, a forest

Sunset, sunrise, an entire city

Shadows and light and color

Water flowed like a river reflecting

It’s almost like here, but not quite

A world to explore similar

I step through boundaries only accessible at night

In dreams and lucid states I come untethered

Traveling beyond limitations

How the hours pass

Hunger howls before I stop

The sun has gone down and there’s still

Clean-up and assessment

And then it’s eating and contentment


I’ll be leaving be sure of that

Every chance I get